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Labor Day: A Day in the Life of a Balinese Employee
Published by Tricia A. Mitchell
Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living. View more posts
2 thoughts on “Labor Day: A Day in the Life of a Balinese Employee”
Thanks, TBM. Even though we’ve been in Bali for a little over a week and a half (and I’ve seen women balancing heavy loads atop their heads in other countries) I’m still amazed by how the ladies carry the goods here! I once tried to balance an empty tray in such a manner while in India, and it clumsily fell from my head in an instant. Guess I need more practice!